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T-Mobile-Sprint merger tidbits: Comcast won’t buy divested spectrum, C Spire supports deal

There have been a lot of leaks, rumors, and speculation surrounding T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, including one report that said that the DOJ wants the two carriers to help create a new, fourth U.S. carrier and a rumor claiming that Amazon may buy Boost Mobile. Now we’re winding down the week with some more tidbits related to the merger. First up, Comcast says that it won’t be buying any spectrum that [read full article]

Amazon rumored to be interested in buying Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint

One of the concessions that T-Mobile is willing to make to get its merger with Sprint approved is a sale of Boost Mobile. We’re still waiting to see if the deal will gain approval from regulators, but if it does, T-Mo may already have a buyer for Boost. Amazon is rumored to be considering buying Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint if their merger is approved. Reuters sources say that Amazon is mainly attracted … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint may divest spectrum to get Justice Department’s approval for merger

We’ve heard that T-Mobile and Sprint are hard at work on convincing the Department of Justice to approve their merger, and now we’ve gotten wind of one concession that the two carriers might make. T-Mobile and Sprint are thinking about divesting some of their spectrum to improve the odds of the DOJ approving their merger. That’s according to reports from Reuters and Bloomberg, with the latter adding that the divested airwaves would go … [read full article]

DOJ reportedly wants T-Mobile and Sprint to help create new U.S. carrier as part of merger agreement

Hot on the heels of news that T-Mobile and Sprint are meeting with the Department of Justice regarding their merger, more details on those talks have come out. DOJ officials want T-Mobile and Sprint to help create a fourth U.S. carrier with its own network if they’re allowed to merge, according to a source speaking to Bloomberg. While the two carriers argue that they’ll be able to create a stronger competitor to AT&T and … [read full article]

Reports say T-Mobile and Sprint in talks with DOJ about merger divestitures, Boost Mobile could sell for up to $3 billion

As we continue to wait for the Department of Justice to review the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, reports that try to give us an idea of what’s going on behind the scenes are coming out. First up, it’s said that T-Mobile and Sprint are currently meeting with the DOJ to discuss the merger. CNBC’s David Faber says that T-Mo and Sprint are working with the DOJ on divestitures that could address concerns that some people … [read full article]

Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission approves T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

This past week has been a bit of a rollercoaster for T-Mobile, with the carrier’s merger with Sprint getting support from several FCC leaders, followed by a report that claimed that DOJ antitrust staff would recommend blocking the deal, and then another report that said DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim “consulted” with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the merger. Now the week is wrapping up with some good news for T-Mo. The Pennsylvania … [read full article]

New report says DOJ antitrust chief ‘consulted’ with FCC Chairman about T-Mobile-Sprint merger

There was a bit of a back-and-forth for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai came out in support of the deal but then a report claimed that the Department of Justice’s antitrust staff had recommended that the merger be blocked. Now a new report claims to have some more information on the agencies’ reviews of the deal. Before publicly announcing his support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, … [read full article]

Department of Justice reportedly recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint merger

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The Federal Communications Commission may be on board with T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, but a new report says that the deal is now facing opposition from the Department of Justice. The DOJ’s antitrust division has recommended that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger be blocked, say sources speaking to Reuters. It’s said that the Justice Department’s antitrust staff are concerned that T-Mobile will not work aggressively to cut prices and improve service if the merger is approved. A … [read full article]

DOJ reportedly leaning against approving T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

After getting some good news regarding its merger with Sprint from the FCC this morning, there’s now some not-so-great news for T-Mobile. The Department of Justice is leaning against approving the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, according to a report from Bloomberg. It’s said that DOJ has antitrust concerns about the deal and T-Mo and Sprint haven’t done enough to resolve those concerns so far. This news comes hours after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai publicly pledged his … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint commit to 5G buildout and divesting Boost Mobile, FCC Chairman recommends deal be approved

This week is beginning with some big news regarding T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. T-Mobile today confirmed that it’s made a few commitments to the FCC with relation to its merger. Those include mobile 5G and home broadband deployments, the promise to divest Boost Mobile, a commitment to not raise prices. When it comes to 5G, T-Mo says it will cover 97 percent of the U.S. population with 5G on low-band spectrum and 75 … [read full article]